Firefighters ventilate smoke from Marie Avenue basement

Forks and Bellevue firefighters found smoldering rags on a dryer in the basement upon arrival at 35 Marie Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Forks and Bellevue firefighters found smoldering rags on a dryer in the basement upon arrival at 35 Marie Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Firefighters were called to investigate a possible basement fire on Marie Avenue around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Forks and Bellevue firefighters found smoldering rags on a dryer in the basement upon arrival at 35 Marie Avenue.

The basement was ventilated by fire crews.  A woman and her dog were home at the time, but were not hurt.